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  • Trump Decapitates the Russia Peace Initiative

    USA Politics

    Flynn is the flinty opposite of the war-monger mentality ruling Washington and Wall Street, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and so on through the neo-conservative and neo-liberal propagandists and spooks holding the bi-partisan establishment together in the greatest looting operation by far that the world has ever seen – the US corporate war state.

  • US-Russia Relations in “Most Dangerous Moment”

    USA Politics

    While many in power recklessly escalate tensions with Russia, there is very little discussion of the geo-political significance of this aggression and the dangerous consequences people could suffer as a result. The establishment’s anti-Russian sentiment goes beyond allegations of election hacking, with the leading US intelligence officials labelling Russia as the number one existential threat to the United States.

  • Castigating Trump for Truth-Telling

    USA Politics

    President Trump says much that is untrue, but he draws some of Official Washington’s greatest opprobrium when he speaks the truth, such as noting that senior U.S. officials have done a lot of killing, writes Robert Parry. Gaining acceptance in Official Washington is a lot like getting admittance into a secret society’s inner sanctum by uttering some nonsensical password.

  • The Dismal Cartography of the Pre-Fascist State

    USA Politics

    We are in a situation where the essential political challenge is to muster the energy and creativity to construct a firewall around constitutional democracy as it now exists in the United States, and hope that a saner, more humane political mood leads quickly and decisively to repudiate those policies and attitudes that flow from this pre-fascist set of circumstances.

  • Canada in the age of Trump

    Canadian Politics

    The Liberals are dragging their feet on amending Bill-C-51 — the Conservatives’ draconian legislation buttressing already formidable national security-state powers. Meanwhile, protest is mounting over Trudeau’s broken promises on everything from emissions targets to electoral reform. In Trudeau’s Canada, as in Trump’s America, a treacherous course is being set.

  • What’s the Matter with America?

    USA Politics

    Thomas Frank is the founder of The Baffler magazine, author of What’s the Matter With Kansas? and Listen Liberal, and past columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s Magazine. He delivered the 2017 annual Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture, on Donald Trump’s election and what it means for the USA. Introductions by Byan Evans and Ron Vogel, Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.

  • President Trump: Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative to Globalization

    USA Politics

    During his inaugural speech, President Trump clearly and forcefully outlined the strategic political-economic policies he will pursue over the next four years. Anti-Trump journalists, academics and experts, who appear in the Financial Times, New York Times and the Washington Post have repeatedly distorted and lied about the President’s program as well as his critique of existing and past policies.

  • It Can Happen Here

    Canadian Politics

    We must find a way to defend all of the groups and interests now under threat while building a movement that can bring about a future embodying all of our common values, including cooperation, equality, individual rights, economic security, and environmental sustainability. Fully securing those values will ultimately require passing beyond the capitalist system.

  • Trump’s racist travel ban requires more than just condemnation

    Canadian Politics

    Justin Trudeau has been rightfully credited for being more open to Syrian refugees than Harper’s Conservatives. But we must demand more. With the rise of the far right in the U.S. and worldwide, not to mention a future in which climate refugees will become ever more numerous, Canada needs to welcome more asylum seekers and refugees.

  • Justin Trudeau Has to Directly Critique and Resist Trump’s Muslim Ban

    Canadian Politics

    One of Trudeau’s key goals as Prime Minister is to promote and defend the interests of all Canadians at home and abroad, regardless of class, creed, race, or gender. And if he doesn’t use Canada’s full diplomatic weight to defend Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian, Yemeni, Sudani, Libyan, and Somalian Canadians, he will have failed in one of his key responsibilities.

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